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Behind the Glass (2008)

Iza stakla (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 5 July 2008 (Czech Republic)
Through a period of five days, the story follows intertwined characters who live in false serenity and rather chaotic general order.

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Zrinko Ogresta
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Lucev ... Nikola Jeren
Jadranka Djokic Jadranka Djokic ... Maja Jeren
Daria Lorenci Daria Lorenci ... Ana
Anja Sovagovic-Despot Anja Sovagovic-Despot ... Ljerka
Bozidarka Frajt Bozidarka Frajt ... Majina majka
Vanja Drach Vanja Drach ... Majin otac
Katarina Ljeljak Katarina Ljeljak ... Ida
Boris Svrtan Boris Svrtan ... Bosko
Kresimir Mikic ... Miha
Nina Violic Nina Violic ... Marta
Dara Vukic ... Nikolina majka
Davor Borcic Davor Borcic ... Nikolin otac
Trpimir Jurkic Trpimir Jurkic ... Cestovni radnik
Marija Skaricic ... Sestra Majina brata
Franjo Dijak Franjo Dijak ... Majin brat
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Storyline

The private lives of three nouveau riche Croatians are brought to a boil, in a love triangle, pinning a self-assured architect between his tart tongued wife and his long suffering mistress, who also happens to be his business partner. It's been a six-year affair between Nikola and Ana and Nikola's wife Maja has known it for almost as long. Ana has all but lost hope and walks around bitter and frustrated, while Nikola is paralyzed by his inability to make a life change. His wife Maja, seems to be poised and in control but she too is about to fall apart. When the architecture business begins to struggle, their miseries begin to surface from behind the glass, for everyone to see, and the threesome gradually fall apart, together, through series of suspenseful spasms.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

Croatia

Language:

Croatian

Release Date:

5 July 2008 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Behind the Glass See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Interfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Small, very personal but very brave film
3 August 2008 | by nina17912003See all my reviews

"Iza stakla" is small but very brave film too. It's seems that is created out of director's need to face his own errors and his own personal imperfectness. I think it's like that because film look's like it is a personal one. Critics have commended Iza stakla /Behind the glass/ and I think it is one of the best movies from the Ex-Yugoslav countries in a last ten years. There is no music in the film, only at the last shot and on the credits. Main actors are really great: Leon Lucev, Jadranka Djokic and Daria Lorenci. I saw the film on the 10th Motovun Internatinal film festival. "Iza stakla" received the Audience Award for the best film.


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